Clark, Bennett C.

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Genre: 
Correspondence

Letter from Governor Lloyd C. Stark to Hon. Fred Blair Townsend, regarding Missouri's delegation to the Democratic National Convention. Stark says he believes that "Missouri is safely in line with the Roosevelt forces."

Genre: 
Correspondence

Letter from William Hirth to Governor Lloyd C. Stark discussing the prospect of Colonel Whitten as U.S. District Attorney and the candidacy of Maurice Milligan for Senate. Hirth writes that Whitten "is not only a man of outstanding ability, ... but from the long fight he has made against the machine in Kansas City, I think he is richly entitled to" the office.

Genre: 
Correspondence

Letter from C. W. Greenwade to Ewing Young Mitchell, Jr. on March 11, 1934 in which Greenwade updates Mitchell on his attempt to secure the Postmastership. He also informs Mitchell that his recent comments attacking Thomas J. Pendergast might hurt Greenwade's chance to become Post Master.

Genre: 
Miscellaneous Documents

Legal documents alleging election fraud in the primary election of August 2, 1938.

Genre: 
Correspondence

Letter from G. H Foree to Ewing Young Mitchell, Jr. on June 14, 1934. Foree speculates how the current field of U.S. Senate candidates for Missouri formed and who will win at election. He comments, "This coming primary is not one in which the choice of Democracy will win- it will be Boss manipulated."

Genre: 
Correspondence

Letter from Dr. Grover Clay asking Lloyd Stark to intercede on his behalf to Jim Pendergast, and assure supporters of other candidates that they will not be punished for it.

Genre: 
Correspondence

Letter that identifies two Missouri officials whose activities are troubling to the author.

Genre: 
Correspondence

Letter from Walker C. Johnson to Governor Lloyd C. Stark, expressing happiness at James Douglas winning the Missouri Supreme Court election, but describing further corruption to be eliminated in his county and WPA. He describes a WPA foreman that other workers call "Little Tom" passing out campaign information for Billings in advance of the election.

Genre: 
Correspondence

Letter from Charles L. Dunham to Jesse Barrett describing his political activities over the years and his opposition to the Pendergast Machine in Kansas City.

Genre: 
Correspondence

Letter from Congressman Clarence Cannon to Lloyd C. Stark, relating a conversaion with Rufus Jackson about who Pendergast and the Missouri Democrats were opting to support in the upcoming gubernatorial race.

Genre: 
Correspondence

Letter from G. H. Foree to Ewing Young Mitchell, Jr. on June 26, 1934. Foree reports on John J. Cochran's political meeting in St. Louis of the previous evening and on Cochran's projected polling in St. Louis. He recounts, "They are claiming 10 to 1 of all the combined votes of [Jacob L.] Milligan and [Harry S.] Truman in the city." Foree also mentions that Cochran recently traveled to Kansas City to meet with Thomas J. Pendergast.

Genre: 
Correspondence

Letter from Mrs. Louis M. Wilson to Governor Lloyd C. Stark prior to his election as Missouri governor, providing advice about his 1936 campaign. Regarding the Pendergast machine, she advises "you have to have them to win."

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